Croydon Update 28 January

Town Centre Development Overview

The Croydon Partnership Westfield developers are facing a £5m fine from the Council for failure to develop the Westfield project. £4m is to be spent on improvements to the High St. (Inside Croydon, Sutton & Croydon Guardian & Cabinet paper.) The Town Centre’s skyscrapers are ‘kind of psychological pollution’ writes Lewis White in Inside Croydon. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has taken to Minecraft to ask players to redesign the town of Croydon in a bid to help tackle the climate crisis. (New Musical Express, Microsoft News.) Amazon Fresh opens next to East Croydon Station. (MyLondon, Inside Croydon & Retail Technology Innovation Hub website.)

 Other Council News Overview

Perry plans to sell off social housing. (Former Labour Councillor Andrew Pelling discusses on Inside Croydon.) The 25 January Cabinet meeting was overloaded and the 2023 calendar of Council meetings is too small to ensure proper accountability.  (Inside Croydon.) It will take another year to wind up Brick by Brick.  (My London.) Paragon DC plans to be demolish 2 houses and build 4 storey 18 flats in Selcroft Rd. (My London.)

Wednesday 1 February.6.30 pm. Council

Members will debate the Save Cherry Orchard Garden Centre petition. Other items: Public Questions; Recommendations of Cabinet or Committees to Council for decision; Council and Committee Meetings – Municipal Year Calendar; 2023-24 Review of Council Tax Support Scheme – 2023/24; Maiden Speeches, Debate Tory motion ‘This Council opposes the Mayor of London’s extension of the ULEZ to the boundary of Greater London; Debate Labour motion on failure to get Levelling up money.

Thursday 2 February. 6.30 pm. Audit & Governance Committee

Internal Audit Update; Corporate Risk Register;  Section 114 Notice Assurance.

Monday 6 February. 6.30 pm. Scrutiny Homes Sub-Committee

Update on the Re-procurement of Repairs/Voids and Heating; Update on the Housing Revenue Account and Housing General Fund Budget.

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour, radical and suffrage movements, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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